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Write for Retro Format and get paid!


Do you enjoy retro gaming? Do you want to write for a retro gaming magazine? Well, you're in luck, as we're always on the lookout for enthusiastic freelance writers.

Generally, our articles fall into the following categories:

Game Review:
It will be either be a new commercial or homebrew released for older game consoles or computers. We also accept reviews from games for modern systems that are retro-inspired. (500 to 750 words)

Future Classic:
Review a modern game that you believe that will be looked back upon as a classic. (500 to 750 words)

Blast From the Past:
Review an old game (pre 2000), is it still fun? (500 to 750 words)

Feature Article:
Covering topics such as retro computers, consoles or games. e.g. Issue 1 feature article is about the Commodore Amiga range. (Over 2000 words)

Interview:
Interview with a person or a group that is currently involved in the retro scene, or were in the past. e.g. a famous game developer etc.

Classic Cinema:
Covering a classic movie or a series of movies. (2000 - 3000 words)

Classic TV:
Covering an old TV series that has a cult following. (2000 - 3000 words)

Make a Suggestion:
Want to write something different? Let us know.


Before writing your article, contact us via email to discuss. Writers are paid via PayPal once the article is approved. We may ask for changes and we reserve the right to reject an article or to postpone it to another issue.

E-mail us at editorial@retro-format.com for more information, letting us know what you would like to write about and for which formats.


Scoring System:
Game reviews, Blast from the Past, and Future Classic all require a score at the end. The scoring system is out of 10, in increments of 0.5, for example, 8, 8.5, 9. The game is scored for Graphics, Audio, Playability (accessibility, controls), Lastability (how long does it last, will you want to keep playing), and an Overall score.